Our membership is open to qualified and trainee sign language interpreters and translators (deaf and hearing) who identify as a person of colour. Membership is open to sign language interpreters and translators from across Europe.


We are a large group from diverse backgrounds, including a large number of people who identify as mixed heritage, which is what makes us unique and strong.


Our ethos as an organisation is to create and maintain a safe space for people who may have experienced life as the ‘other’, a member of an ethnic minority in a Western, White society, or as a product of the legacy of colonialism, slavery and race politics.

If you have any questions about membership please email If you would like to become a member, please fill in our membership form at the bottom of this page or click here to open the form in a new window.


IOCN counts over 100 members from across Europe - and growing!

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